In light of the evolving national response efforts to COVID–19, we regret to inform you that the following seminars have been canceled. APHL and NC State Laboratory of Public Health staff will be meeting to determine when these seminars can be rescheduled.


Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State Public Health Laboratory
May 19, 2020, 8am - 5pm


Greenville, NC        
Edwin W. Monroe Conference Center
May 21, 2020, 8am - 5pm


North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health
Association of Public Health Laboratories

​About Packaging and Shipping: Division 6.2 Materials

This intermediate-level, one day programs provide a comprehensive overview of regulations applicable to packaging and shipping laboratory specimens. Lectures, demonstrations and group exercises will be used to provide instruction on complying with international, federal and local transportation regulations. Participants will be tested on their knowledge of the regulations and receive documentation of attendance and testing. Participants meet Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements upon satisfactory course completion and documentation of OSHA blood born pathogen or other safety training and security training. View the course flyer for more information.​

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to​:

  • Classify, mark, label, and doc​ument Division 6.2 hazardous materials (UN3373, UN2814, and UN2900) and dry ice properly for transport by land, air, and United States Postal Service.
  • Outline DOT training requirements, including the responsibilities mandated for testing and documentation.
  • Choose the most appropriate DOT exception to use when transporting Division 6.2 materials by motor vehicle.​


Patricia Payne, PhD, MT(ASCP), President, JBM Associates, Inc. consults with APHL to develop and conduct training on regulations that affect the transport of Division 6.2 hazardous materials. Since 2002, Dr. Payne has been providing training and consultation to public health and clinical laboratories throughout the U​nited States.​

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for laboratorians who package, ship, and transport Division 6.2 hazardous materials such as patient Specimens, cultures, and dry ice​​.​

Continuing Education Credit

APHL is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete each program will be awarded 7.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida.

To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation within 30 days of the event.

​Special Accommodations

Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit a request in writing to at least three weeks prior to the course. For more information call 240-485-3843.

Registration Information

Registra​ti​on is free, but must be completed a week prior to the seminar. If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please refer to these instructions or contact Marisa Barley at or 240.485.384​3.